DVClinSc scholarship: Residency in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care
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Area:Faculty of Science
Salary (FTE):UQ Scholarship (RTP Rate)NON-BANDED ($28,597.00 -
Work type:Full Time - Scholarship
UQ ranks in the top 50 as measured by the Performance Ranking of Scientific
Papers for World Universities. The University also ranks 46 in the QS World
University Rankings, 42 in the US News Best Global Universities Rankings, 66
in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 54 in the Academic
Ranking of World Universities.
Supervisor – Professor Ben Ahern
The School of Veterinary Science at The University of Queensland is an
acknowledged leader in veterinary science in Australia.
The offered position is a 3.5 year program which includes intensive clinical
training in emergency and critical care through a formal residency program,
and research-by-thesis training leading to the award of a Doctor of Veterinary
Clinical Science (DVClinSc).
The clinical training component of the DVClinSc program involves contribution
to the emergency and critical care department of the School of Veterinary
Science UQ Vets Small Animal Hospital. The program provides active on-site
supervision by boarded veterinary specialists and highly qualified clinical
researchers. Residents participate fully in the day to day activities of the
small animal hospital, including consulting, work-up and procedures for
emergency and critical care cases, and in-patient care of intensive care,
surgery and medical patients. Residents also participate in the training of
veterinary students and the provision of continuing professional development
to veterinary practitioners.
The research-by-thesis component of the DVClinSc provides students with an
opportunity to develop and enhance analytical and research skills through
independent investigation in a specific field related to the residency subject
discipline. Candidates will be provided with an equivalent to two semesters of
dedicated time free from clinical work to allow completion of research
activities. Candidates will also be expected to participate in research
activities on a part-time basis during other periods in the program.
On successful completion of the program candidates will be awarded the Doctor
of Veterinary Clinical Science (DVClinSc) degree.
Candidates who successfully complete the program will also be expected to be
eligible to apply to sit board examinations for the American College of
Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
The program includes additional financial support contributing to research
costs and to travel costs for students to attend relevant conferences or
training opportunities. Externship costs are not covered by the program.
To be eligible to apply, you must also meet the entry requirements for Higher
Degrees by Research at UQ.
This scholarship is open to Australian citizens, permanent residents and
International students who are currently in Australia at the time of
application and commencement.
Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate:
good written and verbal communication skills and excellent interpersonal
clinical experience and research interest in veterinary anaesthesia and
analgesia and awareness and appreciation of relevant veterinary knowledge
about the discipline;
understanding, motivation and commitment to the proposed program.
Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their written application, an
interview and referee reports. Applicants will be ranked by a panel of at
least 3 members of School on the basis of their application and short-listed
candidates will be interviewed either in person or by telephone. The highest
ranked qualified candidate will be chosen by consensus.
Applications will be judged on a competitive basis taking into account the
applicant's previous academic record, publication record, honours and awards,
and employment history.
The living allowance stipend rate is AUD$45,000 per annum (indexed
annually), which is tax-free for 3.5 years, with the possibility of 1
extension in line with UQ and RTP Scholarship Policy (conditions apply).
For further information, please contact Dr Mark Haworth at firstname.lastname@example.org
+61 7 5460 1788
How to apply
To apply for admission and scholarship, follow this link. There is no separate
application for scholarship because you will have the opportunity to request
scholarship consideration on the application for admission.
Before submitting an application you should:
check your eligibility
prepare your documentation
contact Dr Mark Haworth (email@example.com) to discuss your
suitability for this scholarship
When you apply, please ensure that under the scholarships and collaborative
study section you:
Select ‘My higher degree is not collaborative'
Select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
Select ‘Other', then ‘Research Project Scholarship' and type in ‘SMALL ANIMAL-AHERN' in the 'Name of scholarship' field.
See an example of what you have to do
Learn more about applying for a higher degree by research at UQ
Advertised: 13 Sep 2021
Applications close: 27 Sep 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time